Broom used by the community members to clean-up after Baltimore protests

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Used by
Newborn Community of Faith Church, Inc., American, founded 1982
Subject of
Gray, Freddie, American, 1990 - 2015
Medium
wood, straw, wire
Dimensions
H x W x D: 54 × 10 1/2 × 1 9/16 in. (137.2 × 26.7 × 4 cm)
Type
brooms
Place used
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 2015
Description
Wood and straw broom used in clean up efforts after the Baltimore Riots of 2015 at North and Pennsylvania Avenues. The broom has a straw head attached to a wooden handle with wire. The handle is gray.
Topic
African American
Activism
Communities
Justice
Local and regional
Race relations
Urban life
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Newborn Community of Faith Church
Object number
2015.210.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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